Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s largest cable operator, offers its customers digital, high definition (HD) and analog TV, Pay TV and DVR offerings, Video on Demand, broadband Internet (up to 100 Mbit/s) and fixed-line Phone services via cable as well as mobile services in cooperation with an industry partner. The publicly listed company (MDAX, MSCI Europe, Stoxx 600 Europe) operates cable networks in 13 German federal states and supplies its services to approximately 8.4 million connected households. As per end of fiscal year 2012/13, Kabel Deutschland had approximately 3,700 employees. In the fiscal year 2012/13 (12 months ended March 31, 2013), the company reported revenues of €1,830 million and an Adjusted EBITDA of €862 million.
“Our goal is to render better BI services by building a homogeneous environment that improves reporting while reducing energy consumption and cost of ownership. We chose Oracle technology because Oracle provides a complete product stack that meets our complex business needs—outstanding computing performance, fast reporting in a consolidated BI environment, scalability on demand, and no unscheduled downtime,” says Hannes Tuch, hardware specialist at KD.
KD upgraded from Oracle Exadata Database Machine Quarter Rack to Half Rack and added another Oracle Exadata Database Machine Half Rack to enhance storage and business performance. Working with Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services professionals, KD’s BI specialists completed the deployment on time and on budget.